HC Deb 22 July 1908 vol 193 c73

To ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland if he can say whether the Estates Commissioners have taken any action recently to have Mrs. O'Shaughnessy and Mrs. Hayes, both of Aughanish Island, in the county of Limerick, evicted tenants on the property of Lane Joynt, reinstated; and if he can say what objections they have to put the Evicted Tenants Act into operation in these cases, seeing that the land is in the landlord's hands.

(Answered by Mr. Birrell.) As the hon. Member has already been informed, the Estates Commissioners' offer for the two evicted farms in this case was refused. The owner, however, has now, at the Commissioners' request, instituted formal proceedings for the sale of the entire estate to them, and, if they acquire the property, they will deal with the question of reinstating the evicted tenants named.